Despite picking up a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo on Thursday, Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis wasn’t too happy with his performance.

Per Kyle Goon of the Southern California News Group, Davis claims he “sucks” after a subpar performance for the Lakers (based on his standards) in their 113-106 win over the Bucks. Davis chipped in 18 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. He was 8-of-18 from the field, 0-of-1 from deep, and 2-of-5 from the free-throw line.

Davis and the Lakers squad seem to have set sky-high standards this year. Their offseason haul was a clear signal that they will defend their title at all costs.

And this admission by Davis, despite what seems to be a great performance by them, reveals that the Lakers are their own worst critics. Winning against a strong team like the Bucks is good. But the goal is to exceed the gold standard they’ve set for themselves.

The same sentiments were echoed by Lakers head coach Frank Vogel. Yes, it’s a big win over one of the best teams in the league. But Vogel wasn’t too impressed with how the Lakers played.

Perhaps it’s due to the Lakers’ fourth-quarter performance. They were able to mount a comfortable double-digit lead for most of the quarter. But then, the Bucks slowly and surely trimmed it to as low as a two-point deficit. Perhaps Vogel knows that no lead is safe in the NBA, especially against an elite team like the Bucks.

The Lakers want to win. And they want to do it in a convincing fashion.